With being closed for Passover last year, a couple of holidays and weather days, Jucker figures the bakery missed out on about a month’s revenues and said she and Bobby had to evaluate the financial facts in front of them. “We just couldn’t swing everything. I mean because all those things I’m describing have to come from profits, and if you’re closed, it creates a huge financial burden. And we just frankly couldn’t afford it anymore.”

The Juckers are already considering ideas to make up the income they will lose from not being Kosher anymore. Some of their ideas include selling boxed lunches for corporate events, expanding their selections and serving breakfast options.

Jucker said she regrets that a bakery with a long and rich history of being Kosher lost that status, particularly for a financial decision and not for something like putting bacon in challah or mixing meat and dairy. But for her, it was a question of survival.

“You can be a permanently closed Kosher bakery or you can be a bakery that makes Jewish-style baked goods that’s open. Those were the two options.”